The University of Queensland
Profile Industry : Education & Training
Location : Queensland
SECTOR : Higher Education
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : AWEI Silver


Ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide as measured by two key independent rankings in 2016, The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities. UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university.

UQ is one of three Australian members of the global Universitas 21, a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, and a member of Universities Australia.


UQ is a pacesetter in discovery and translational research across a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from bioscience and nanotechnology to mining, engineering, social science and humanities.

The third Excellence in Research for Australia assessment, conducted in 2015, reaffirmed the exceptional quality of research at UQ, with 100 per cent of UQ’s research – evaluated across all 22 broad fields of research and 97 specialised fields of research – rated as being at world standard or above.


The University of Queensland is committed to attracting quality academic and professional staff who are passionate about the three pillars of the University; learning, discovery and engagement.

The University of Queensland is a large employer with a variety of academic and professional roles available. For current opportunities please see UQ Jobs:


St Lucia, Herston, Woolloongabba and Gatton.


The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities.



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UQ offers numerous benefits to its staff including: competitive salary packages, flexible work arrangements, impressive staff development and a diverse and inclusive work environment in attractive campuses.

UQ, a proud recipient of a Bronze Award in the 2016 Pride in Diversity AWEI, is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive place of work and study.

The UQ Ally program is an award-winning program that maintains a trained, visible network of allies who support LGBTI staff and students. You will see rainbows as visible signs of support all over UQ -on key days of observance the rainbow Pride flag flies at our St Lucia Campus and UQ Allies also proudly wear rainbow badges.

Kari Sullivan Lecturer, School of Languages and Cultures

I appreciate the LGBTI inclusiveness at UQ because it allows me to offer support to LBGTI students. For some undergraduates, university is their first chance to be openly LGBTI, so I do my best to offer a positive role model, present LGBTI-friendly course content, and advise students who approach me in my role as a UQ Queer Ally.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees
The University of Queensland